from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The highest level of development, as of a device, technique, or scientific field, achieved at a particular time: "Forty or fifty years ago the state of the art in radio was represented by crackling noises coming from a console of . . . Aztec-temple shape” ( New Yorker).
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- adj. At the highest level of development at a particular time; cutting-edge.
- n. The condition of scientific or technical knowledge, particularly the peak or highest level thereof, at a particular time.
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- n. the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time
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He now was state of the art — several large chalkboards were mounted to the wall, redolent with scents that took him back to humid spring school days in the Midwest, living for science class and despising spelling and English.
He’d bought a McMillan Hunter stock, in the sand-and-spinach camo pattern that was state of the art in the nineties, before all this desert digital came in.
Australian soldiers and NGOs and Australian state of the art demining technology are deployed in the fight against landmines in Cambodia, Laos,
SF JAZZ's new home will house a 700-seat state of the art auditorium, an 80-seat rehearsal, education and performance space, offices and a cafe.